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Library Committees: Professional Development

Professional Development Resources

This page lists some of the professional development opportunities for librarians and library staff that are available.  Some are free and some require paid registration in an organization or for the individual event.

Library Conferences

Name of association and the month when annual meeting is normally held

Texas Library Association - March
Electronic Resources and Libraries - March
Computers in Libraries - March
Library 2.0 - March
Association of College and Research Libraries - April
Medical Library Association - May
Special Libraries Association - June
NASIG (formerly the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.) - June
American Library Association - Midwinter in January, Annual in June
South Central Chapter - October
MidWest Data Librarian - October
Internet Librarian - October
Library and Information Technology Association - November
Library Marketing and Communications Conference - November
Brick and Click - November
Charleston Conference - November

Lists of library conferences
Library Events Calendar - Varied


Writing Retreats

SCC Writing Retreat

Blogs/Websites on Publishing

Taylor and Francis

Publishing Instructions for Authors

MLA News
SCC Newsletter
Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Health Information and Libraries Journal
Journal of Hospital Librarianship
Library Resources and Technical Services
College and Research Libraries
Journal of Academic Librarianship
Journal of Library Administration
Journal of Web Librarianship

Further Reading

Articles on Publishing
Collins, M., & Cook, E.I. (2017) Academic writing and publishing: A nasig preconference workshop. The Serials  Librarian, 72(1-4), 7-14, doi:10.1080/0361526X.2017.1309824

Dreyfuss, S., & Ryan, M. (2018) How to Get Your Article Published: Twenty Tips from Two Editors. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 58(1), 8-10, doi:

Hahn, T., & Jaeger, P. (2013). From practice to publication: A path for academic library professionals. College & Research Libraries News, 74(5), 238-242. doi:

Books on Publishing
Writing and publishing : the librarian's handbook
Author:  Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2010.

Handbook of academic writing for librarians
Author:  Christopher Vance Hollister
Publisher: Chicago [Illinois] : Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014

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